On Wed, Nov 12, 2008 at 6:06 AM, Steve Bertrand <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > Ted Mittelstaedt wrote: > >> I atually bought a small portable compressor (designed for running >> a nailgun, basically) for this purpose. $80 at Harbor Freight for >> a new one, you can get them cheaper used. The canned air is really >> expensive, you end up using a half a can on a PC. >> >> If you do the compressor, make sure you put a regulator on your >> blow gun: 80-120 psi of air coming out of a blowgun is capabable of >> blowing components off the circuit boards along with the dust. >> >> The compressor is also very useful for blowing out the air >> conditioner coils every year, as well as the refrigerator coils >> on the refrigerator. Doing just this will pay for the compressor >> in a few years in energy savings. > > The compressor suggestion is a great idea Ted. > > I would like to point out that there is usually a considerable amount of > moisture that condenses as the air is being compressed into the tank. > > For this reason, I'd advise that either you leave the PC unplugged for > 10 minutes or so after you've cleaned it to let any residual moisture > dry, or purchase an inline water filter. > > The compressor also makes it quite a bit more convenient for topping up > your vehicles tire air pressure (you know you don't do this regularly > enough ;) > > Steve >
It was just cleaned a couple of months ago, and I think I will evoke the old proverb do me wrong once shame on you -- do me wrong twice shame on me. When I put the server on a couple of months ago, I ran into a couple of post stating that the Abit VP6 had issues with components that fail. This seems to have happened. The old 1U box I switched the hardrive to yesterday is working flawlessly. However, this machine is a little on the underpowered side. Chris Maness _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"